11 Different Types of Daiquiris for Sensational Sipping

November 07, 2023 by

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So many types of Daiquiris, so little time! If you love a drink with a shameless holiday vibe and plenty of fruity avenues to explore, it’s time to find your favourite Daiquiri recipe. Here’s an easy intro to this effortless cocktail and its many amazing variations.  

What is a Daiquiri?

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The Daiquiri is a timeless oceanside drink, perfect for warm weather, making it a popular choice at beach bars and around swimming pools worldwide. The cocktail’s fancy name is said to originate from the eponymous Daiquiri beach in Santiago de Cuba. 

The Daiquiri is believed to have been created by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox in the late 19th century. Cox mixed three basic ingredients — rum, lime juice, and sugar—while entertaining guests, and the simple sipper’s popularity quickly spread.  

How to make a Daiquiri

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A classic Daiquiri is typically made by combining the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. It is then shaken vigorously and strained into a chilled cocktail glass. However, there are plenty of variations. It can be served over ice (on the rocks) or blended with ice until it becomes a frozen, boozy slushy. Regardless of your preferred method, the result is a delightful and refreshing cocktail, ideal for clinking with your toes in the sand.  

1. Banana Daiquiri

Banana Daiquiri cocktails on a tray

The dreamy, creamy Banana Daiquiri tastes like summer in a glass and is a great addition to your pool and beach party menus. What’s more, this boozy adult slushie can easily be made in batches, which makes it a great solution for fuss-free entertainment.   

Learn more: The 10 Best Beach Cocktails to Sip this Summer 

2. Strawberry Banana Daiquiri

Two Strawberry Banana Daiquiri cocktails on a window sill overlooking an ocean scene on a sunny day

This pretty-in-pink drink is so simple to make and swift too! Just add all your Strawberry Banana Daiquiri ingredients into a blender with a handful of ice and whizz until smooth. Spoon into a highball or hurricane glass and enjoy. Add a strawberry to the rim of your glass for extra glamour, and make it extra chilled by using frozen fruit. TOP TIP! Store leftover berries in a freezer bag with pieces of banana and freeze them so they’re ready for when friends turn up unexpectedly. 

3. Mango Daiquiri

Two Mango Daiquiries on a table in a home kitchen on a sunny day with lots of greenery outside the window in the background

A Mango Daiquiri is one of those cocktails that immediately transports you to a vacation frame of mind. Sweet and refreshing from the very first sip, it’s one of the best fruity cocktails to serve if you want to treat your guests to something that looks super fancy but is actually incredibly simple to make.  

In tropical drinks like the Mango Daiquiri, we recommend a rum like Appleton Estate, which is as much a vehicle for flavour as it is for texture. This kind of spirit cuts a clear path through sweet juices and syrups while adding a lovely, rich quality to cocktails where you want to dial the volume up a bit. 

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4. Frozen Strawbery Daiquiri

Front view of two glasses of Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

These easy summer cocktails are a crowd-pleaser of note. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris are effortless to enjoy and have a very pleasant, fruity flavour profile, so it’s not an acquired taste but very approachable from the get-go. As such, it makes a great addition to just about any warm-weather occasion, from garden cocktail parties to family BBQs. 

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5. Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

If you love serving a refreshing cocktail but want to steer clear of alcohol, this Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri recipe is going to low-key change your life. It’s sweet, tart, cool, and delicious—tailored for daytime shindigs, baby showers, summery lunches, and when you’re hosting occasions with sober-curious friends and family in the mix.   

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6. Lime Daiquiri

Close up top view of two Lime Daiquiris on a wooden surface in a light bright home environment

If you’re looking for a classic Daiquiri experience, start with the Lime Daiquiri – it’s the OG of its kind, after all! The Classic Daiquiri uses only three simple ingredients, and the recipe is a delicate balance between the sweet and the sour. It’s a fresh and straightforward lime cocktail that is very similar to a Classic Margarita in that you’ll be using fresh lime juice and sugar syrup, but instead of tequila, you’ll be using light rum. Served chilled and strained into a coupe glass, it’s a drink for a refined palate and perfect for a balmy summer evening. 

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7. Watermelon Daiquiri

Watermelon Daiquiri in a coupe glass

Daiquiri ingredients don’t get any juicier than the summery watermelon. Get the party started with this vibrant showstopper! The Watermelon Daiquiri is made with rum and a touch of watermelon liqueur (or a good gin), which makes it oh so sweet and a perfect cool-down treat when you’re sweltering around the BBQ. You can pin this as one of the best beach cocktails, for sure—it also makes a superb mocktail if you ditch the rum and gin. 

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8. Hemingway Daiquiri

Close up of a refreshing Hemingway Daiquiri presented on a rattan serving platter along with some fresh fruit

The Hemingway Daiquiri is a robust cocktail recognised by the IBA, and first poured for legendary writer Ernest Hemingway himself. To shake up this citrusy sipper at home, 60ml white rum, 20ml fresh lime juice, 15ml fresh grapefruit juice, and 15ml maraschino liqueur to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until frosty, strain into a chilled serving glass, and garnish with a lime wheel before serving. 

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9. Coconut Daiquiri

Three creamy Coconut Daiquiri cocktails on a table in a light bright home kitchen in daytime

Coconut cocktails always come to the party with a touch of tropical swagger, and the jaunty Coconut Daiquiri is certainly no exception. To make one, combine 30ml white rum, 30ml coconut rum, 30ml fresh lime juice, and 20ml sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a chilled serving glass, and garnish with a lime wedge.  

Craving a creamy version? Add 120ml cream of coconut, 30ml fresh lime juice, 60ml coconut rum, and 1 cup of ice to a blender, and blitz until smooth. Best enjoyed straight away! 

10. Frozen Raspberry Daiquiri

Two Raspberry Daiquiri cocktails served poolside

Raspberry cocktails are always super photogenic, and the Frozen Raspberry Daiquiri will certainly inspire you to take a few Insta snaps, we’re sure. Add 60ml light rum, 45ml fresh lime juice, and 20ml raspberry syrup to a blender with one cup of ice. You can also add a handful of fresh raspberries if you have them handy; it adds a nicely tart flavour. Blitz until smooth, and enjoy. 

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11. Frozen Peach Daiquiri

Two Frozen Peach Daiquiris on a table in front of a windown in a home kitchen in daytime

Peach cocktails are the height of summertime indulgence, but since you use frozen peaches to make this drink, it can also be a nice reprieve from gloomy weather in the colder months. Add half a cup of frozen peaches (slices work best), 60ml white rum, 30ml Grand Marnier, 15ml sugar syrup, 15ml fresh lime juice, and half a cup of ice to a blender. Blitz until creamy, and serve immediately. 

There you have it—11 amazing types of Daiquiris to try. Let us know if you find your favourite! Tag us in your Insta pics and remember to sign up for our newsletter to receive the freshest cocktail inspiration straight to your inbox. 

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